• March 8, 2017 
    Deans' Awards  
    12 students honored with Deans’ Awards

    Upper St. Clair High School administrators recognized a dozen outstanding students with February 2017 Deans’ Awards. The awardees and the teachers who nominated them were honored at a special breakfast on March 8, 2017.

    February 2017 Deans’ Award honorees:
    • Haley Beardsley (grade 9): nominated by Mr. Erbrecht
    • Mayka Chaves (grade 10): nominated by Mr. Schneider, World Language
    • Daniel Geffrey (grade 12: nominated by Jason Powell, School Police
    • Abbey Hamilton (grade 9): nominated by Mrs. Rentschler, Library
    • Maggie Paul (grade 11): nominated by Ms. Smigel, Fine & Performing Arts
    • Harvey Rauch (grade 10): nominated by Mr. Funfar, Mathematics
    • Juliah Seymour (grade 11): nominated by Mr. Powell, School Police
    • Sanjita Sigdel (grade 9): nominated by Mr. Froelich, English
    • Madeline Takos (grade 9): nominated by Mr. Cramer, Science
    • Logan Tobias (grade 9): nominated by Mr. Morton, Wellness
    • Abigail Wagner (grade 11): nominated by Mr. Zelinski, Social Studies
    • Nick Weryha (grade 12): nominated by Mr. Watson, English
    The monthly Deans’ Awards program was established when there were deans within the Upper St. Clair High School administration. The program is now coordinated by the high school assistant principals, Mr. Dan Beck and Mrs. Christine Mussomeli. Dr. Louis Angelo, high school principal, as well as members of the district’s central administration also attend the event in celebration and honor of the students recognized.

    Staff members representing each curricular area nominate a student each month for the Deans’ Awards. Students who are nominated receive a commemorative pen and award certificate, and are recognized at the monthly Deans’ breakfast.

    The following are some criteria that guide teacher nominations:
    • Responsibility
    • Diligence/hard working behavior
    • Positive attitude towards classmates as well as staff
    • Kind, empathetic, or helpful behavior to another student
    • Helpful behavior to a staff member
    • Demonstrating student leadership on and off campus
    • Good behavior in structured and unstructured settings